Understanding Animal Husbandry Budget 

Pashu Sandesh, 22 Jan 2023

Central Government Budget is around the corner and in the run-up to the event we are focussing on our area of concern, which is the Animal Husbandry Budget. The State Animal husbandry budget is mostly spent on routine activities including the treatment of animals, maintenance and opening of new Veterinary Hospitals and teaching institutions, and salaries and pensions of employees. etc. 

It is the Central Budget allocation and expenditure by the states which sets in motion the Direction and future course of the Animal Husbandry Sector in the country. Thus Central Budget allocation for the Animal Husbandry Sector becomes very important. Let us try to analyse and understand the Central Government Animal Husbandry Budget. 

We are presenting the last year's Central Animal Husbandry Budget for the readers to appraise the direction in which Government is intending to steer the Animal Husbandry sector. 

Budget allocation to the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying(DAHD) for the year 2022-23 stands at Rs 4,288.84 Crore which roughly translates to about 0.11% of the total budget of GOI. Sector-wise details of schemes and non-schemes allocation for the year 2022-23 are as follows-



Budget estimate


(Rs in crore)





Livestock health and

Disease control prog.



Development fund


Total scheme



Secretariat economic 



Animal Welfare Board,

National Institute of Animal welfare, CPCSEA


Animal Health Institute


Small Livestock



Breed improvement institutes



Delhi milk scheme


Total Non-schemes


Grand Total


In order to have focused development of Animal Husbandry and Dairying across the country from the year 2021-22 the department has revised and realigned various components of the then-existing schemes. Details of various elements and sub-components of different schemes are following-

Development programmes- Budget Rs 1394.76 

1) Rashtiya Gokul Mission (RGM)- Budget Rs 604.75

Sub-components of RGM - Support for breed improvement through technology interventions like AI, IVF, sex-sorted semen, Genomic chip, Strengthening of Semen Stations, Bull Production Programmes, Breed Multiplication Farms, the establishment of multipurpose AI technicians in rural India(MAITRIs) and other skill development activities, Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog, R&D in Bovine Breeding.

2) National Programme for Dairy Development (NPDD)- Rs 310

3) National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development (NPBB&DD), 

4) National Livestock Mission(NLM)- 410

5) Sub-mission on breed development of livestock and Poultry

6) Sub-mission on Feed and Fodder

7) Sub-mission on Innovation and Extension  

Disease control Programme Rs 2000 

National Animal Disease Control Programme(NADCP)

Livestock Health & Disease Control Programme- sub-components

Classical Swine Fever Control Programme, Peste des petits Ruminants (PPR) eradication programme, establishment and strengthening  of veterinary Hospitals and dispensaries,- Mobile Veterinary Units(MVUs), Assistance to states for control of animal diseases (ASCAD)

Infrastructure Development fund- Rs 11.31

It includes the Animal Husbandry Infrastructure development fund, Supporting Dairy Cooperatives, and farmer-producer organizations engaged in dairy activities.